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Former winners Barcelona and AC Milan will meet again in this season’s Champions League after being drawn together for the quarterfinals.
Defending champion Barcelona and seven-time winner Milan were paired in the tournament’s group stage, with the Spanish club winning 3-2 in Italy before a 2-2 tie at home. Milan will host the first game, with the second at the Camp Nou stadium.
“I think it will be balanced,” Milan director Umberto Gandini said on the Champions League website. “It’s a game every player dreams to play, both teams will be motivated.”
Chelsea, the last English team remaining in Europe’s top club competition, will face Benfica, Real Madrid meets APOEL Nicosia and Bayern Munich plays Marseille as determined by today’s draw in Nyon, Switzerland.
The first round of quarterfinal matches will be played March 27 and 28, with the second games April 3 and 4. The Champions League final is May 19 at the Allianz Arena in Munich.
Barcelona, led by Lionel Messi, the competition’s leading scorer with 12 goals, is seeking its fourth Champions League title in seven seasons. It’s won five and drawn four in 13 previous meetings with Milan, which last won the title in 2007.
Chelsea will take on Benfica after beating Napoli on Branislav Ivanovic’s extra-time goal two days ago. England is the only county to have a quarterfinalist every year since the competition expanded to more than 16 teams in the 1997-98 season.